If you are looking for your first car, you shouldn't be aiming for high performance and new models. Why? Well, to begin with, experience on the road isn't on your side, so your safety will be at risk if you opt for a 400+ HP vehicle. An older car will also have cheaper maintenance and repair costs, which are perfect for a young driver. Furthermore, there are a lot of good, well-made cars that are a little bit older. Below we have listed a few, along with their specifications, so continue reading if you want to find more.
2011-15 BMW 325
The BMW 325 is a middle-sized sedan with enough power to take you anywhere you desire. The engine in all models from 2011 to 2015 is a 3.0L V6 putting out around 210 HP. It has very good gas mileage, and reliability is also one of its strong points. Repairs are cheap, and parts are abundant because there is a big aftermarket as well as OEM parts all around.
2018 BMW X5
We will give you a bigger, roomier option as well. The 2018 X5. The X5 lineup throughout the years has been a great overall pick for many. It has an inline-6 and makes 300 HP, but don't get scared because it weighs more than a sedan. Even in 2023, it will still look modern and sleek, which is another added bonus. It is an overall great pick for anyone looking for an affordable SUV.
2013 BMW 528i xDrive
The 528i xDrive is a very popular vehicle. That's because it's equipped with the xDrive system, which provides a lot of grip and safety on the road. The engine is a gas-powered inline-4 - 240 HP, 260 lb-ft of torque. And if you are looking for a way to make it a little more modern, opt for white paint because it makes it look cleaner and sleeker.
2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
If you are looking for a sportier design, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is just for you. Due to the different door design, there are no window seals, which makes it a couple of inches lower than a sedan - hence the Grand Coupe branding. What's powering it? A 2.0L inline-4 paired with an 8-speed automatic - 240 HP. It's a balance of looks and performance while staying on the more mild side.
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